06 March 2013 04:11 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Shandong Haili Chemical Industry is keeping its 150,000 tonne/year adipic acid (ADA) plant in eastern Jiangsu province shut because of a power outage, a company source said on Wednesday.
The plant was shut on 2-3 March, the source said adding the plant is expected to be restarted soon.
The company’s other unit with the same capacity at the same site is running at 100% currently, according to the source.
At Zibo in Shandong province, the company has three existing ADA lines with a combined capacity of 225,000 tonnes/year.
One of the three lines was shut for a few days after a recent turnaround, the source said but declined to give more details. The other two lines remained shut because of weak demand, according to the source.
ADA is primarily used in the production of nylon 6,6 (or polyamide 6,6), as well as in the manufacturing of polyurethane (PU), which is used in the soles of shoes and in polyester resins.
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